BOOK EDITING

Quantum Shift Media offers 3 levels of editing:
Developmental, Substantive, and Line editing.

Below you will find the descriptions of each.
We look forward to working with you.

Book Critique

A book critique is an entry-level review of portions of your manuscript to show you general areas that need to be tightened up to make your writing more cohesive and stronger. We analyze:

  • the strengths and weaknesses of your writing
  • how you are communicating ideas or concepts
  • your overall language
  • how the book is coming across to readers in general

You'll receive actionable comments in the text on how to improve your story.  You can then apply the comments to the entire manuscript.

Developmental Editing

Depending on the condition of the writing, this developmental editing package should cover an entire round of editing on a book that is around 50,000 words. 

It includes intensive, developmental editing that looks at the big picture, organization, and strength of the book. The document is evaluated as a whole and problems of structure, organization, coherence, and logical consistency are corrected. Sentences may be removed or added. Paragraphs may be rewritten, condensed, or expanded. Blocks of text may be moved from one section to another. We look at pacing, character development, tense, plots, points of view, levels of emotion and interest, and dialogues. Comments and revision suggestions will be made within the writing for the author to consider. Developmental editing considers all the aspects of a manuscript that make the book readable and enjoyable. Because of the extensive nature of this form of editing, it is more time-intensive. However, it is worth the investment if you are serious about succeeding as an author.

Since we can't help seeing errors or stop ourselves from fixing them, developmental editing also includes grammar, sentence structure, syntax, and more, saving considerable time in future editing.

Should additional editing time be needed, you will be notified and can decide how you want to proceed. 

Substantive (Line) Editing

Substantive or structural editing focuses on the organization of content or flow of a manuscript from the title to the ending. We may suggest changes to the organization, title, language, and style in order to meet the objectives of the book and your ideal reader. 

While we are working on the structure, we will also professionally edit your book for grammar and punctuation while keeping your voice and tone. When errors jump out at us, we just can't help but correct them. If you have any references we will also verify them. 

Substantive editing covers a book that is approximately 50,000 words. Your document will be stored in a Google Drive and we will use track changes and comments to note every change made in the manuscript.

Copy Editing

Copy editing focuses on accuracy and consistency and includes sentence structure and grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation. 

This copy editing package covers a 50,000-word manuscript. Should additional time be needed, you will be informed and can decide how to proceed.

Depending on the length of the manuscript, turnaround time is typically between 7 to 14 business days.

Ghostwriting

For those who have something important to say but don’t have the time to write it themselves, we collaborate with you. Through a series of meetings and interviews, we gather the content and essence of your book and the way you communicate and we write your entire book in your voice style. We work with you through several rounds of editing until we have a final manuscript with your voice and energy.

SCHEDULE A CALL WITH KEREN ABOUT YOUR BOOK

Keren has been in the publishing industry for over 25 years. She has ghostwritten, edited, and published hundreds of books including self-help, biographies, young reader, college textbooks, spiritual enlightenment, personal development, romance, poetry, coffee table art books, and mystery novels.

Gifted in intuition and communication, Keren can see the bigger picture, simplify complex ideas, and structure writing for flow and deeper application.  She especially loves working on books that change lives and inspire people to reach their full potential. 

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